May 5 can’t come soon enough. And with only a month or so until “Pretty Girls” officially hits the streets, Britney Spears‘ collaborator Iggy Azalea is dishing on how the track evolved into its current incarnation.
“You know it was such a journey, that song. I got asked and it was her song. Then she didn’t think she would have her album done in time. I rewrote parts of it and it became my song, and I tried to make it all mine and keep it. Then she said, ‘No, no, I am going to take it, my album is ready’,” Azalea explained to MTV. “And so I swung it back her way because she’s Britney Spears, you have to do that. She gets whatever she wants.”
That journey has given the track a whole new identity as a “true duet.” “In turn, it’s kind of really evolved into something that I was just featured on originally, into really a true duet, where I’m on the chorus with her. We go back and forth,” she explained. “She has her verses and I have my verse, but it’s not just me kind of popping in it. It really is a duet. And I love that. I love a good pop duet where it’s equally powerhouse, cool.”
And, yes, the two stars are already talking about video plans.
“She’s super nice. She came to my house and had lunch and I didn’t know what to expect, and we actually really get along,” she said. “I’ve been texting her, annoying her with all my ideas for the video and she’s been a really good sport about it, so I’m really excited.”